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Monday, July 09, 2012

Typically whenever I've needed to re-set/restart, I spend the first few days several different levels of hungry.

For some reason that is beyond me, I keep trying to find a way to eat the junk food, stay within my calorie range and *be full*. Steps one through two work fine but step three? Yeah. Not so much.

Wanted to give a quick example. Moms boyfriend threw a small BBQ over the weekend and there is a ton of mouth watering stuff left in the fridge. Now, normally... first few days of reset would look like this.


One piece of this cake is 440 calories, 26 grams of fat and a bunch of other stuff I didn't pay attention after that. Yikes! This is around 1/3 of my daily calories. For the record, I'd inhale this in like 30 seconds and spend the rest of time counting the minutes/hours until lunch.

This is what breakfast looks like after those first few days:

So! It's 2 boiled eggs, 1 cup of bing cherries, 1 half of a graham cracker, 2 pieces of chocolate
= 320 calories

The difference to me is always amazing. Eating more food but less calories? Sorcery! :)

Still have to remind myself now and again to be smarter about my choices so I don't have to make it harder longer term. My work outs are hard enough as it is without adding to it.

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    Some people can eat stuff like that, keep calories down the rest of the day and still manage to lose or not gain weight. I am NOT like that. Even LOOKING at cake makes me gain weight, but Thanks to food allergies I haven't had a "real" piece of cake or cookie in a year. It's just not that good when it makes you super sick. Starting my day with a slice of cake would leave me doubled over in pain emoticon I know now that probably the reason why I would gain 5 or 6 pounds from those foods (even small amounts), that it caused inflammation in my body, which led to retaining huge amounts of water.

    I know my body isn't normal but it still blows my mind that it doesn't have that effect on other people!
    3229 days ago
    I just don't plan well. :( I try. I also try to make sure that when I do do that, the rest of my day is healthy. I can't let myself go hungry for the rest of the day cause that makes things harder too, nad then I over do it when I DO eat. Consequently, I have lots of days where I'm over, but usually cause of 1 or 2 bad choices.
    3230 days ago
    haha! Welcome to the club Kristi. May I interest you in these nifty new jackets we have..? :)

    Yeah, it's a process for sure. As long as the wrongness can also be worth it, you know?

    I can't tell you how many high calorie things I've put into my mouth that were lackluster or I wasn't craving and still had to go hungry most of the day cause my calories were blown!
    3230 days ago
    There is nothing like some grams of protein to start the day! emoticon Yum
    3230 days ago
    My name is Kristi and I have the same problem. Lol. I seriously will devour something so wrong and so high in calories and be not even close to full. I know this is wrong. I know it's wrong as the first bite is shoved into my mouth. But live and learn I guess.
    3230 days ago
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